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Sep 26, 2012 11:30am PDT
it was year who he was blaming for the world's problems. president obama spoke before the same body yesterday, criticizing iran's nuclear program. >>> the self-proclaimed of power are responsible for the corruption, ignorance and oppression and discrimination in every corner of the world. >> during previous speeches by ahmadinejad, the u.s. delegation walked out. today they chose not to attend at all. a spokesperson says it is because ahmadinejad is using his trip to spout paranoid theories and slurs against israel. >>> turning now to the presidential election. ohio is the center of the political universe today with republican presidential candidate mitt romney and president obama crisscrossing the statement romney kicked things off with a rally the president arrives with the wind at his back. this morning abc news moved ohio from the tossup column to leaning obama that gives the president 255 electoral votes to romney's 206. i need 270 to win the white house. >>> meteorologist mike nicco is ahead with the forecast here now and ahead with the forecast going to get hot? >> it is, 90s
KOFY
Oct 3, 2012 11:30am PDT
place between president obama and mitt romney starting at 6:00 right here. brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the last time president obama and mitt romney met face-to-face was during the 2008 campaign season many tonight, four years later, they meet again in their first presidential debate, it is a critical moment with the race still very close according to the latest poll. >> mitt romney has to show up and be competent and compassionate and connect with the audience. the president is about mannerisms and style. >> reporter: while the candidates go through last minute debate preps, a speech obama gave in 2007 has resurfaced conservative website posted the entire video last night. critics call itacily disive. he contrastedhow families in new orleans were treated by the government after hurricane katrina coaredto new yo city redents ater 91 >> wt isappening in new orleans. where is your dollars? where is your money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. [ applause tells me that somehow the people in new orleans they don't care about as much. >>he obama cmpaig
KOFY
Oct 2, 2012 11:30am PDT
. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tomorrow's first presidential debate. crews were putting finishing touches on the stage today. analysts don't expect the debate to exchange many mind there are very few undecided voters and debates are rarely game-changers. the fact that the two are engaging each other directly for the first time should draw the attention of millions of americans. abc news will bring live coverage starting at 6:00 here on abc7. >>> some people for the hot weather, some against. meteorologist mike nicco nonpartin. >>> just bringing you the facts, ladies. let's look out and show what is going on if you don't like the heat you won't want to know that it is warmer now than this time yesterday. we'll talk about record heat today and the big cooling trend and when it comes to your neighborhood. >>> plus, the start of a busy week on the bay. the boats and planes arriving today. >>> would you pay $100 to check a bag? we'll te you now avoid that hefty fee on one airline. >>> there's going to be a lot of action on the bay this week between america's cup and f
KOFY
Sep 25, 2012 11:30am PDT
dignity in the people he met. >> president obama opens his agrees to the u.n. with a tribute to the late u.s. ambassador to libya and bay area native, chris stevens. i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm cheryl jennings. >> he called attacks that killed the ambassador and three others assault on the ideals on which the u.s. was founded and issued a strong warning to iran. >> reporter: the backdrop for the president's address to the united nations this morning was a flexing of military muscle in the persian gulf. -- gulf the president paid tribute to the four americans killed during the attacks in libya. >> the president: we must reaffirm our future will be determined by people like chris stevens not by his killers. today we must declare this violence and intolerance has no place among our united nations. >> reporter: the remarks at the u.n. this morning sent an unmistakeable message. >> the president: make no mistake a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. it would threaten the elimination of israel and the stability of the global economy. >> reporter: israel has threatened
KOFY
Oct 1, 2012 11:30am PDT
schwarzenegger himself say she has not read the book but wishes him well. >>> wow. well, president obama and mitt romney are cutting back on campaign speeches today in order to prepare for their first big debate wednesday night. the president is in henderson, nevada his aides say he will be working on his debating skittles with kerry playing the part of romney. romney is prepping in denver. analysts say this is his best chance to turn his campaign around which has been losing ground in recent weeks. see the first debate right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6:00 this wednesday night. >> i love how they lower expectations. your expectations for hot temperatures those are coming true. >>> they are here but kind of in a brief engagement, especially some areas, doesn't that look gorgeous. we'll talk about how hot it is going to be at the beaches. and how long this poor air quality is going to last. >> plus, kids exposed to too much tv without knowing it. damage it might be doing to the entire family. >>> why the congressional staffer accused of attacking lindsay lohan is no longer faci
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for this week's high profile debate. mr. obama is at a resort in nevada, mitt romney has practice planned in massachusetts. tahman bradley with more on how they are handling expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney start the week gearing up for a crucial showdown wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. in las vegas last night the president tried to manage expectations. >> the president: folks in the media are speculating already on who is going to have the best zingers. governor nor romney is a good debater. >> reporter: as they hunker down for practice poll show americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose entitle a new poll this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support the race is closer president obama leads mitt romney by just two points, 49-47%. that's why the debates could be the pivotal turning point the romney campaign is hoping for. governor christie predicted romney could cl
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 4:30am PDT
. president obama set to address the united nations general assembly in a little more than two hours from now. he's expected to declare anti-american rain and riots among muslims will never force the united states to backtrack on diplomacy. there's little doubt the campaign will hang heavily over his speech. >> mitt romney is in new york set to address the clinton global initiative's annual gathering. romney continues to hammer the president's handling of foreign policy. >>> president obama and first lady are special guests on the view this morning in the interview taped yesterday barbara walters asked if mrs. obama might one day run for the presidency. >> she should run for office but says she doesn't want to. [ applause ] >> the president: look, michelle would be terrific, but temperamentally, i just don't think that -- >> it is absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >> i think the president just dodged a bullet. you can watch the president and mrs. obama on the view this morning at 10. >> that's the response publi
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 5:00am PDT
president obama if his wife has a future in politics? what the first lady had to say about her husband's response. >>> peanut butter recall that touches california is growing. what you need to know.mlnmÑ what >>> high temperatures today at the coast more cloud cover than yesterday up are 50s to low 60s, 64 in san francisco, low 70s hazy sunshine around the bay, 70s to mid to upper 80s in the valleys, especially east bay valleys. doppler over the last three hours, quiet across the entire state. all wet weather moving away. near 100 palm springs today. closer to average l.a. and san diego upper 70s. low 90s through the central valley, 71 in tahoe and big sur with a lot of sunshine in the afternoon. >>> 5:50. president obama is set to address the united nations general assembly in a little more than two hours from now he's expected to declare anti-american rain and riots among muslims abroad will never force the u.s. to backtrack on diplomacy. there's little doubt the presidential campaign will hang heavily over his speech. >> mitt romney also in new york to address clinton globa
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
. >> welcome back, everyone. the first debate against president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney is just three days away. karen traverse reports on what both sides are doing to prepare for the showdown. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. the exarch trail duties fell to their running mates. vice president biden stumped in florida for the second consecutive days. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reigns got turned back over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida is looking like a must-win area for romney. but his running mate ryan focused on new hampshire. the granite state has just four electoral votes, but ryan said it could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts into a different stage wi
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. michelle obama made a stop in cincinnati to kick off early voting. >> there is is a worker at the local board of election that's notice aid problem, signatures didn't match up and some had information simply made up. >> and last week, the election workers in florida noticing similar problem was voter registration forms, many submitted by a firm hired by republicans and the florida g.o.p. fire that had agency and now, north carolina g.o.p. is following suit. >> there is american airlines says it's found the cause of tests in major jets. >> retailers hoping for a green christmas. holiday shopping outlook, ahead. >> taking a look at traffic now in san francisco. this is really jammed up for drivers and for people heading out of san francisco south looking smooth now >>> taking a look outside right now there is a view of oakland atop mount sutro. highs soared to 93 degrees and spencer christian is coming up with the accu-weather forecast. >> american airlines says improperly installed clamps caused seats to come loose on planes and it's now expanding inspection of jets. there is conce
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 11:35pm EDT
. >> president obama and arrived today in nevada for three bang days of what campaign -- three days of what campaign aides are calling debate camp. >> i believe in you. i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> the president and romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddled with senior advisers to prepare for the showdown in denver. in recent days, campaigns have been bending over backward to complement their opponents and downplay expectations. new jersey governor chris christie said a high bar for romney. >> this is the first moment when the american people can see these two guys by side, letting out their visions unfiltered. i think that will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> obama senior advisers said they are preparing. >> they have been practicing for months. i am sure they will have a lot of clever lines, but that is not the american people are looking for. >> abc news political analyst matt dowd says advisors are emphasizing style over substance. >> debates that have changed people's lives have been about physical debates and -- physical characteristics a
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 5:00am PDT
even president obama and gop vp candidate paul ryan agree it was the wrong call that's along with football fans nationwide. under the new deal the refs get more money, compromise on a pension 401(k) plan and the nfl may hire some officials fulltime. >> still have control of the officials also give them increased pay, increased salaries, increased ability to at least continue their good careers. i think in many ways both sides compromise. there's pain on both sides at the end of the negotiations but heal once both sides get together. >> reporter: the regular refs had been locked out since june in a few over compensation also the power to bench bad refs. as it turned out no one was worse than the replacements, one had been fired by the women's lingerie football league. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> time for a look at the weather. warm-up is on the way. >>> absolutely. can't tell now a lot of fog good morning one mile visibility at napa, novato half mile santa rosa and also half moon bay right now sfo at 10, some of that fog is leaking through the san bruno gap heading towards the b
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
buckingham palace took part. president obama issued a proclamation to encourage all americans to join in activities to raise breast cancer awareness. 200,000 women are expected to be diagnosed this year with the disease. >>> 6:25. still ahead, the a's going to the playoffs. look at the champagne shower in the locker room after the team secured the wild card spot reaction from the players. >>> capping out late last night not for concert tickets or the new iphone. eager voters braving the cold in a key swing state. >> reporter: i'm terry mcsweeney live at albany middle school. grief counselors will be students to help them sort through the death of a a teacher. i'll have the story coming up. >>> good morning. going to be another scorcher, dress appropriately. 70s along the coast, a few 80s there 80s, 90s bay, 90s 100s dangerous inland. fall across most of the country, 60s and 70s rockies. flight departure delays out of baltimore, charlotte and atlanta wall of water heading towards the northeast going to be definite delays there. here at home everything is running well. flight tracker abc7n
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
majority of registered voters think president obama will be re-elected. the poll found 63% expect obama to win. 56% of potential voters expect the president to win the debate. karen travers has a look at how both parties are preparing for the first debate on wednesday. >> president obama arrived in nevada for three days of what campaign aids are calling debate camp. he took a break to rally supporters in that critical battleground state. >> i believe in you, and i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> both the president and mitt romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisors to prepare for wednesday's high stakes showdown in november. aids to both campaigns have been bending over backwards to come compliment their opponent and downplay expectations. kris chris -- chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first time america can see these guys side by side laying out their visions unfiltered. it will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> they are preparing for mitt romney to come armed. >> they have been practicing the zingers for months
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
they're going berserk. >> right. >> and in just two hours, president barack obama and mitt romney will square off face-to-face for the first time in this presidential campaign. >> you're looking at pictures in denver, let's check in now with mark matthews. >> there is a lot of anticipation tonight and interested in the debate. more people expected to tune in than for either of the national political conventions. the last time the president and mitt romney met was during 2008, tonight they meet again. it's a critical moment with this race still very close. >> mitt romney has to show up and be competent and connect with the audience. the president is all about his mannerisms and style at this point. >> the candidates go through their last minute debate prep, a speech he gave in 2007 has resurfaced. the daily caller web site posted the video last night and there is when the president addressed a crowd contrasting how families in new orleans were being treated by the government after hurricane katrina. compared to new york city residents after september 11th. >> what's happening down in ne
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
president obama and mitt romney is 24 hours away. crews put the finishing touches on the stage. the candidates mostly he stayed out of the public eye today finishing their preparation that's left the campaigning up to their running mates. and there is paul ryan pushing the g.o.p. agenda in iowa. >> we can have a dynamic pro growth economy fostering independence and opportunity. this is a clear choice in this race. >> vice president biden sent a message about his claim that 40% of americans think of themselves as victims. >> never, never, never... been a good bet to bet against the american people. sheriff. >> michelle obama hit the road traveling to cincinnati to help kick off early voting which began today in ohio. and there are now 34 states plus district of columbia offer early voting and abc news will provide live coverage here on abc 7. >> there is back to the blue angels arriving. >> such a terrific site. there is working hard in preparation as part of fleet week celebrations. this is a treat here and there it is. there is an f 18 hornet coming in for a landing. >> and there i
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
until the first debate between president obama and mitt romney and both will be spending the weekend getting ready. the president will be in nevada this weekend for his preparation. romney campaign trying to lower expectations, released a memo yesterday, calling the president one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. romney's team goes on to add the debates will not decide the election in iowa early voting already underway. this is yesterday in iowa city, 32 other state as will you early voting, including california in 2008, 30% of all votes were cast before election day either by mail or in person. that percentage is expected to be higher this year. >>> congressman todd akin is running for senate in missouri his opponent is incumbent claire mccaskill the two recently debated after he told a newspaper mccaskill was aggressive towards him he said she was more ladylike in her 2006 election than this time around. several democrats are calling the comments demeaning to women. >>> apple's ceo tim cook apologizes for problems with the new map app. apple ended its
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 11:00am PDT
took pride in the country he served and saw dignity in the people he met. >> president obama opens his agrees to the u.n. with a tribute to the late u.s. ambassador to libya and bay area native, chris stevens. i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm cheryl jennings. >> he called attacks that killed the ambassador and three others assault on the ideals on which the u.s. was founded and issued a strong warning to iran. >> reporter: the backdrop for the president's address to the united nations this morning was a flexing of military muscle in the persian gulf. -- gulf the president paid tribute to the four americans killed during the attacks in libya. >> the president: we must reaffirm our future will be determined by people like chris stevens not by his killers. today we must declare this violence and intolerance has no place among our united nations. >> reporter: the remarks at the u.n. this morning sent an unmistakeable message. >> the president: make no mistake a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. it would threaten the elimination of israel and the stability of the glob
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
today. and there is both talking foreign policy. >> at the united nations president obama used the world stage to decry recent u.s. attacks. >> they were attacks on america and should be no doubt we'll be relentless in tracking down killers and bringing them to justice. >> mitt romney hammer the president as what he characterized as the president's response. >> he said the development are bumps in the road. that is my reaction. bumps in the road? we had an ambassador assassinated. >> and we must reaffirm our future will be determined by people like chris stevens and not his killers. >> and then, added this lesson intolerance. >> and we do not ban blaspheme. i expect people gorg call me awful things every day? >> and i will defend their right to do so. >> this g.o.p. challenger did not repeat his criticism over the bumps in the road and instead, insin yu yaited the president has not done enough. >> our ambassador was assassinated in a terrorist attack. and we saw how it work at the mercy of events. and at usf, this expert says the television coverage of the riots in the middle east
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT
on conventions, during weeks something else was at play. >> i'm barack obama and i agrieve this message. >> there is a analysts saying ads almost negative defined romney as antimiddle class and antiauto bailout. number of ads was overwhelming. there is a dealing -- feel sthag they didn't have to could do that and they're going to wait until the convention and afterwards. >> this scientists say the campaign was helped out by missteps. >> there are comments about the middle east. >> the campaign was trying to paint and there is another big advantage and there are swing states sat rated with candidates and there are stations required to give a discounted rate in last 60 days but this applies only to candidates. political parties and outside groups like super packs are not entitled. washington post reports if ohio there is a 30 second slot costing super packs $900 and there is much money romney raised has been from high dollar donors. >> there are people have to spend three, four five time as much then you've got only one third or a quarter or a fifth of number of ads you can run. >
ABC
Sep 24, 2012 6:00pm PDT
weeks before the november election mitt romney is taking aim at president obama's foreign policy. and he attacked the president for calling recent attacks in the middle east and muslim protests just a bump in the road he said developments in the middle east are bumps in the road. yes that. is my reaction. bumps in the road? we had an ambassador assassinated. >> the president did not comment on foreign affairs when taping an appearance on the view today. he took the opportunity to slam romney on his 60 minutes interview when asked if it was fair that he paid a lower tax rate than a person making $50,000 a year he said yes. that is fair and he said that is the way you've got economic growth. i have a different vision about how to grow an economy its the first time the president and first lady appeared together on the view. >> there is a major riot broke out in an electronics plant in china resulting in a shut down prof dux. it's about 300 miles from bejing, one of many owned by the electronics manufacturer fox con. apple one of the key customers. ba. c 7 news joins us live. >> it's an i
ABC
Sep 29, 2012 8:00am PDT
remembering him >> terry: topping our news this half-hour, president obama is trying to encourage the recovery of housing market by making it subject of a weekly address. he wants republicans to support his plan for homeowners that were hurt in the housing market by refinancing at lower rates. >> back in february i sent congress a plan to give every responsible homeowner a chance to save $3,000 a year on their mortgages by refinancing at lower rates. its plan that has the support of independents, nonpartisan economists leaders in the industry. but republicans in congress want to keep it from getting to a vote. >> republican response blames the collapse on tax rates that pushed jobs overseas. vernon parker calls for a pro vote tax code to help. >> today is day you can return unwanted medical prescriptions. it's to help rid your home of dangerous expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs. bay area police agencies are opening their doors today from 10:00 this morning till 2:00 this afternoon. service is free and it is anonymous. it begin in 2010 and sings then, more than 700 tons of prescrip
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
president obama. next, the lines both candidates will be using. >>> penalty you will be paying when flying one airline. you won't believe how much money your carry-ons could cost you. >>> holiday hiring already in full swing at within majo you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. um, hello. these ugly stains are ruining my good looks and style. and good luck using that cleaner. excuse me, miss ? he's right. those are tough hard water stains, and that cleaner's not gonna cut it. truth is, 85% of us have hard water and many don't even know it. you need lime-a-way. lime-a-way is specially formulated to conquer hard water stains. it's 4 times more effective at removing lime scale than the leading bathroom cleaner. see the lime-a-way difference or your money back. >>> welcome to tuesday morning. tuesday afternoon mid to upper 70s coast a few 80s, 80s and 90s bay, 90s to 100 inland. let's see what is going to happen across the country milder to the east 60s and 70s there, 80s denver, dallas, new orleans,
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 12:00am EDT
president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney is set for wednesday. while they prepare for the show down in denver, their running mates for campaigning in battleground states. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye today as they get ready for the first debate on wednesday. vice president in spoke in florida up for the second consecutive day. he blamed republicans and the bush should ministration for the deficit. >> by the times be rains were turned over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> today, paul ryan campaigned in new hampshire. the granite state has four electoral votes. but that could make a difference in the race that could come down to a handful of states. >> thank you for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign is shifting to a different stage this week with wednesday night's showdown between president obama ann romney. >> if you have taken a look at the history of debates, it is not about policies. is not about facts. it has changed because someone did badl
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
. challenges abroad. he has been criticizing president obama's foreign policy. president obama will be speaking shortly at the clinton global initiative as well. president obama will speak before the u.n. general assembly this morning. busy day ahead for the two men trying to win the white house for the next four years. >>> 6:23. how about a little sports action. nl west champions giants begin final three game home stan at at&t park tonight. a's in texas still fighting for a playoff spot rangers came from behind last night. tying game with a two run homer in the 7th rangers win 5-4. >> tonight we find out which of the all-stars couples going home. competition is so tpaoefrz the judges are giving half point scores. -- ♪ >> 7 1/2. >> 7 1/2. >> 7 1/2. >>> last night former football star emmitt smith and his partner sheryl b tackled the cha-cha. sheryl from the from the peninsula, we always root for her they topped the evening 11 other dumps in the middle, finishing last pamela anderson and mcmanus results show tonight. >>> today on katie barbra streisand makes a rare television appearan
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
explain, just >>> tonight the first of three debates takes place between president obama and mitt romney starting at 6:00 right here. brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the last time president obama and mitt romney met face-to-face was during the 2008 campaign season many tonight, four years later, they meet again in their first presidential debate, it is a critical moment with the race still very close according to the latest poll. >> mitt romney has to show up and be competent and compassionate and connect with the audience. the president is about mannerisms and style. >> reporter: while the candidates go through last minute debate preps, a speech obama gave in 2007 has resurfaced conservative website posted the entire video last night. critics call it racially divisive. he contrasted how families in new orleans were treated by the government after hurricane katrina compared to new york city residents after 911. >> what is happening in new orleans. where is your dollars? where is your money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. [ applause tells me that some
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
your voice, your vote. president obama and mitt romney took time off the campaign trail today as they propose for their first debate. the president gradually pulling ahead in the polls, most analysts believe it will be a crucial night for president obama. chris christie says he expects romney to deliver. >> i think what we need is a big and bold performance on wednesday night and that's what he's going to give us. >> this is the ballgame for mitt romney right any because if he doesn't do well at the debate it will be very hard for him to get back in it. >> meanwhile president obama is reportedly hold up in this nevada resort preparing to confront romney. >> what the president will have to do early on is to jump start this the way you would do a jump ball and make sure that mitt romney never gets the ball back. >> if the election were held today, an associated press poll shows mr. obama well within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed for a win with ohio and iowa now among the states he would carry. romney would need to quickly gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states wh
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
: president obama and mitt romney will face off in their first presidential debate tonight. >> governor romney and president obama will meet behind me. >> reporter: what happens on this stage could be pivotal with only five weeks until election day. the first debate will focus on the economy and domestic policy. both took a break tuesday, with mitt romney grabbing a bite to eat in denver, president obama visited the hoover dam for the first time. >> the president: it is spectacular. >> reporter: both relied heavily on their running mates to lead their campaign. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: it didn't take long for republican vice presidential hopeful ryan to pounce on that comment. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been "buried." we agree. >> reporter: the latest poll shows the race for president is still close. which means every word and gesture tonight could impact the election. after a couple of coin tosses last night we learned president obama w
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
working anniversary for president obama and the first lady. how the first couple plans on celebrating 20 years of marriage, since there's a presidential debate tonight. Ñ/&q >>> good morning. the embarcadero no more record heat for the bay area today still hot until the sea breezes kick in. meteorologist mike nicco has the timeline coming up. >>> new morning from the vatican, a man has scaled the dome of st. peters basilica. new video into the newsroom overnight. vatican police say the man scaled the 42 foot high dome to protest italian government and european union policies. he's holding a banner reading: help, enough monte. that refers to the premier. >>> for the fourth year in a row the number of babies born in the u.s. has fallen. new numbers show fewer than four million babies were born in again 11, lowest since 1998, and 1% decline from 2010. experts say it is proof of the weak economy forcing some couples to put off having children. >>> number of teens who drink and drive continues to go down. cdc says 9 out of 10 are not drinking and driving. teen dui's down 54% since 1991. t
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
candidate mitt romney. several polls this morning show romney continuing to trail president obama in critical swing states new numbers come as both get ready for their upcoming debate. stay with the abc7 morning news in our next half hour we'll break down the new numbers. >>> we want a check of the weather. i do the street lamp test. >> what's the street lamp test? >> if i can see the moisture. >> you took years of meteorologist -- meteorologist rolling school. >> we need you mike. >> [ talking over each other ] >>> good morning. the clouds aren't as low, not as moisture laden as they were yesterday, still have flight arrival delays into sfo because the clouds are out there. santa rosa half mile visibility right now. clouds pull back to the coast where they will hang out with pockets of sun for you upper 50s to low 60s. 70s in the south bay, north bay, 80s mainly con betweened to the east bay valleys today. as far as around the monterey bay, low to upper 60s from monterey too santa cruz, 76 hollister possibly 82 around morgan hill. tomorrow, friday saturday, big warming trend comes i
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Sep 24, 2012 11:00pm PDT
nations tomorrow but earlier today he and mrs. obama sat down with the women of the view. barbara walters asked if mr. s obama might one day want to run for office. >> well but what are you going to do the rest of your life. >> well, first 0things first here. we do have an election ahead. plus applause i have got all kind of things i want to do in second term. i love teaching. i miss teaching. snoom you can catch the entire interview with the president and mrs. obama on the view tomorrow at 10. by the way, he did say that she didn't quite the temperament for public office. she agreed with him. >>> tonight bay area television legend was honored. arts entertainment reporter don sanchez celebrates 40 years with kg o television. friends and colleagues including dan and mark and vick lee marked this event by dining with don at san francisco johns grill. lots of memory tonight for don including racing to breaking news story on the first day at abc 7 news with photographer who broke a few rules along the way. >> we went from the station to the fairmount hotel actually in reverse at 50 mi
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Sep 27, 2012 4:30am PDT
training they will undergo that could save their lives. >>> president obama tries to take advantage of his rise in the polls many new ads he's releasing today and why his challenger mitt romney says he's not worried. >>> america's cup world series returns to the bay area. it may draw bigger crowds this time. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ do you like me? will you be my friend? ♪ >> one man's fascination with the i am phone turns into a it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. >>> welcome back. temperatures much warmer than yesterday mid upper 60s coast into san francisco more sunshine mid to upper 70s bay 80s south bay north bay upper 80s to low 90s east bay valleys. rest country still feels like fa
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
took an innovative class and >>. >> carolyn: welcome back. both president barack obama and mid rom have stopped campaigning this weekend because they are preparing for wednesday's first presidential debate. abc news reporter david curly shows how they are studying for the face-off in colorado. >> reporter: president obama is in nevada this morning, where he'll spend the next three days in debate camp, reportedly at this posh resort in henderson. he heads into the debate with the latest tracking poll showing mr. obama holding a lead at six points. >> this ballgame for mitt romney right now. if he didn't do well it will be hard for him to get back. >> reporter: both candidates have check lists. romney has to avoid appearing detached. his to-do list. show compassion, that he is confident and he can, indeed, connect to voters. >> all three of those things, he suffered over the last couple of months, especially the last couple of weeks. so in those three "c"'s that is where he has to do well. >> and team obama knows it can be a game changer. president has to look strong and not passive
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Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
forecast in a few minutes. carolyn? >> see you then. thanks, sandhya. >>> barack obama and mitt romney duking it out now at the home stretch. the new poll showing the race in a key battleground state is slipping away from romney. why he says he is not worried. >> and the bay area native who survived a deadly of a good afternoon. what he is saying about his ordeal. >> and a quarter of a million dollar jackpot lost in san francisco. >> and then later on "nightline" -- >> i'm cynthia mcfaden, coming up next on "nightline," in the rebellion against the new healthy school lunch guidelines. and from harry potter to a new book for adults only. >>> there has been a major shift in momentum in the race for president. new polls show president obama now 10 points up on mitt romney in ohio which is a key battle ground state. abc news has moved ohio out of the toss up column and into the obama column. that gives the president 255 likely electoral college votes to 206 for romney. 270 are needed to win. both campaigned in the buckeye state today. abc news reporter david muir asked about the pol
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Sep 27, 2012 1:05am PDT
few minutes. carolyn? >> see you then. thanks, sandhya. >>> barack obama and mitt romney duking it out now at the home stretch. the new poll showing the race in a key battleground state is slipping away from romney. why he says he is not worried. >> and the bay area native who survived a deadly of a good afternoon. what he is saying about his ordeal. >> and a quarter of a million dollar jackpot lost in san francisco. >> and then later on "nightline" -- >> i'm cynthia mcfaden, coming up next on "nightline," in the rebellion against the new healthy school lunch guidelines. and from harry potter to a new book for adults only. jk >>> there has been a major shift in momentum in the race for president. new polls show president obama now 10 points up on mitt romney in ohio which is a key battle ground state. abc news has moved ohio out of the toss up column and into the obama column. that gives the president 255 likely electoral college votes to 206 for romney. 270 are needed to win. both campaigned in the buckeye state today. abc news reporter david muir asked about the poll numbers toni
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Sep 26, 2012 11:00am PDT
named in his remarks but it was year who he was blaming for the world's problems. president obama spoke before the same body yesterday, criticizing iran's nuclear program. >>> the self-proclaimed of power are responsible for the corruption, ignorance and oppression and discrimination in every corner of the world. >> during previous speeches by ahmadinejad, the u.s. delegation walked out. today they chose not to attend at all. a spokesperson says it is because ahmadinejad is using his trip to spout paranoid theories and slurs against israel. >>> turning now to the presidential election. ohio is the center of the political universe today with republican presidential candidate mitt romney and president obama crisscrossing the statement romney kicked things off with a rally the president arrives with the wind at his back. this morning abc news moved ohio from the tossup column to leaning obama that gives the president 255 electoral votes to romney's 206. i need 270 to win the white house. >>> meteorologist mike nicco is ahead with the forecast here now and ahead with the forecast goin
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Sep 25, 2012 1:05am PDT
tonight getting ready to address the united nations tomorrow but earlier today he and mrs. obama sat down with the women of the view. barbara walters asked if mr. s obama might one day want to run for office. >> well but what are you going to do the rest of your life. >> well, first 0things first here. we do have an election ahead. plus applause i have got all kind of things i want to do in second term. i love teaching. i miss teaching. snoom you can catch the entire interview with the president and mrs. obama on the view tomorrow at 10. by the way, he did say that she didn't quite the temperament for public office. she agreed with him. >>> tonight bay area television legend was honored. arts entertainment reporter don sanchez celebrates 40 years with kg o television. friends and colleagues including dan and mark and vick lee marked this event by dining with don at san francisco johns grill. lots of memory tonight for don including racing to breaking news story on the first day at abc 7 news with photographer who broke a few rules along the way. >> we went from the station to the fairmoun
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
showdown. president obama is in nevada today and mitt romney in massachusetts. this morning new poll shows 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win reelection. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support among likely voters the race is closer, president obama leads mitt romney by two points, 49-47%. >> i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to say it is a new race. >> in guy killed osama bin laden i think he can stan up to mitt romney. >> mitt romney continues to hammer president obama's foreign policy in an editorial today romney calls for a new mideast strategy. see the first debate between mitt romney and president obama right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> october 1st, the u.s. supreme court convenes new session today. explosive issues like same-sex marriage, voting rights and abortion likely coming up. the first thing 7:00 this morning, pacific time, will release a list of appeals it will not consider. california's ban on same-sex marriage is not likely to be on that list f
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
obama and his challenger mitt romney are gearing up for their first face-to-face the presidential debate preparations underway. >>> we brought it to you live earlier this morning. hot pursuit through the streets of southern california the getaway the driver tried to make. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. i moved to new york to work in fashion. i came here with just a suitcase, maybe two. and luckily i found an apartment just three blocks away from t.j.maxx, which was perfect because i needed everything and i still needed to make rent. t.j.maxx is such a great place cause i know when i go in there i'm gonna score. they've g
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
, this is abc7 news. >> the first debate against president obama and his challenger mitt romney is just three days away. karen traverse reports on what both sides are doing to prepare for the showdown. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye as they get ready for that you are first debate this wednesday. with the campaign duties. and vice president biden stumped in florida for the second consecutive days. he slammed republicans and the bush administration for the skyrocketing deficit. >> by the time the reigns got turned back over to bach and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida is looking like a must-win area for romney. but his running mate focused on new hampshire. the granite state has just four electoral votes but ryan said it could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts into a stink stage with the high stacks showdown 2003 pre
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
research. another landmark, the white house. president obama marked the start of october national breast cancer awareness month by encouraging americans to join in activities dedicated to raising awareness of the disease. a quarter of a million women were diagnosed last year. >>> in san diego a crime-fighting group going door-to-door warning people about a new threat and doing it in costume. this man calls himself mr. extreme of the extreme justice league. he knocks on doors in the city heights neighborhood handing out flyers and telling people police are looking for a double murder suspect. >> i think that is great they are trying to help out the community nobody else cares. nobody else walking around with costumes on trying to fight crime. like superman, spider-man. >> city officials don't mind the extra help they say the state has burdened them by releasing parolees from prison and sending them to live in their city. >> researchers at university of pennsylvania have done a study on bald men and they found there is an upside to hair loss. bald men appear and more powerful than others.
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
. ohio getting the most attention frequent campaign stops tons of ads. the obama campaign has spent more than 40 million dollars in ads in ohio. romney campaign more than 20 million in three critical battleground states president obama is in the lead. romney campaign says their internal polling in those states shows a tighter race. >> they have to plant a flag in ohio and fight like crazy many >> reporter: romney's path to victory is shrinking. the president is within 15 electoral votes of the 270 he needs to win reelection. mitt romney would need to win nearly all of the remaining seven tossup states to win the white house. they all went for president obama in 2008. karen travers, abc news, washington. >>> prep work gets in full swing today for next week's oracle open world the annual weeklong tech conference that brings in 50,000 gets underway sunday army of techs will begin transforming the moss mosconey center today. [ unintelligible ] >>> mike is here with the big story that affects everybody the weather it is changing. >> it is. today a little bit, tomorrow sunday, monday, big time
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
democrat barack obama in polls first debate in two days and there is a report could change for better or worse. >> this campaign going on nearly two years and it's debate season for the nominees. the time when americans seem to start paying attention. president obama reversing with senator john carey. and both have challenges and check lists. there is president obama working on shorter answers. democrats say he needs to look strong and forceful not appearing irritated or -- impatient. >> they're trying to get him into the mode of being able to answer questions so it's more of his mannerisms and style z way it comes across. >> and mitt romney has to seem relatable after his comments and how can you do that? and connect with voters? >> there are all three of the things he suffered so on those three c's he's got do well. >> there is romney heading to colorado to continue prep. last night he tried to lower expectations a bit. >> there governor romney is a good debateor, i'm just okay. >> americans found 56% expect the president to win the debate. >> and lowered expectations could be good for
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Sep 30, 2012 2:00am PDT
next few days. >> thanks, leigh. >>> the first debate between president obama and the republican challenger mitt romney is just four days from now. karen travers reports what they are both doing for the showdown. >> they were out of the public eye as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. there will be campaign duties to their running mate. biden stumped in florida for a second consecutive day. he slammed the bush administration for the budget deficit. >> they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida you is looking like a must win scenario for romney. but today paul ryan focused on new hampshire. the granite state has four electoral votes, but ryan said that could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts to a different stage with wednesday night's high stakes showdown between president obama and romney. >> if you take a look at the history of deba
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Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
abc news poll finds that a majority of registered voters think president obama will be re-elected. the poll found 63% expect obama to win. 56% of potential voters expect the president to win the debate. karen travers has a look at how both parties are preparing for the first debate on wednesday. >> president obama arrived in nevada for three days of what campaign aids are calling debate camp. he took a break to rally supporters in that critical battleground state. >> i believe in you, and i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> both the president and mitt romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisors to prepare for wednesday's high stakes showdown in november. aids to both campaigns have been bending over backwards to come compliment their opponent and downplay expectations. kris chris -- chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first time america can see these guys side by side laying out their visions unfiltered. it will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> they are preparing for mitt romney to come armed. >> they have be
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Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
or mini heat wave the next few days. >> thanks, leigh. >>> the first debate between president obama and the republican challenger mitt romney is just four days from now. karen travers reports what they are both doing for the showdown. >> they were out of the public eye as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. there will be campaign duties to their running mate. biden stumped in florida for a second consecutive day. he slammed the bush administration for the budget deficit. >> they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida you is looking like a must win scenario for romney. but today paul ryan focused on new hampshire. the granite state has four electoral votes, but ryan said that could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts to a different stage with wednesday night's high stakes showdown between president obama and romney. >> if you take a look at
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Sep 25, 2012 4:00pm PDT
is >>> president obama warned the united nations time is running out for a peaceful solution to iran's nuclear ambitions. and mitt are many knee talked of his plans nearby at the clinton global initiative conference. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad says he doesn't take seriously threats of military action against his country. today, the president says the u.s. will do whatever is required to keep iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. president obama says there is time and space to resolve the issue of a nuclear-armed iran. >> make no mistake. a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. it would threaten elimination of israel security of gulf nations and stability of the global economy. >> the president warned koit trigger a nuclear arms race in the middle east. >> that is why a coalition of countries is holding the ire yawnin government account kthable and the united states will do what we must to keep iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> mitt romney continues to take aim at the statements and said the developments in the middle east are bumps in the road. bumps in
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
republican presidential candidate mitt romney reaction to new polls showing president obama pulling ahead in swing states. >>> does apple have another glitch? problem some own >>> welcome back. 60s along the coast more sunshine than yesterday, 70s bay sunshine an hour earlier 80s inland to 90s in the east bay valleys, last three hours of doppler you can see it is dry up and down across the state with low to mid 90s around chico and sacramento, 69 big sur tahoe isolated thunderstorm possible today and tomorrow dry near 80 into the weekend thunderstorm around yosemite possible today and tomorrow temperatures will be in the 90s as we head towards saturday and sunday. down south southern california 80s and 90s in los angeles and san diego over the weekend. time for us to talk about some money. you can win, abc7 is about to make someone $49,000 richer, go to facebook.com/abc7news and like us we'll announce the winner october 18th after the 49ers take on the seahawks. if you already liked us you still have a chance go to our facebook page and click that $49,000 button that will take you right to t
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00am PDT
presidential candidates will be in ohio today. president obama and mitt romney have been running neck and neck among voters in the buckeye state. one candidate is opening up a lead in the polls. kira klapper joins us from the newsroom. >> reporter: today's face off comes as new polls show romney falling behind and if he were to lose ohio his path to victory would be difficult. numbers out today one poll had romney eight points behind president obama in ohio. in another swing state florida, romney trails by four points. this map shows projections of the steep climb for romney without ohio he would need every other battleground state at the same time he needs to stay on message. yesterday at a rally in ohio romney backtracked a bit on the comment he made about the 47%. he said he doesn't have to worry about. >> i want to be president of all the people of america. i want to help all the people of america. you don't get into a race like this with myself and my family and do the work and commitment that we've put forward without the passion to help all of america. >> reporter: today i
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
. >>> wow. well, president obama and mitt romney are cutting back on campaign speeches today in order to prepare for their first big debate wednesday night. the president is in henderson, nevada his aides say he will be working on his debating skittles with kerry playing the part of romney. romney is prepping in denver. analysts say this is his best chance to turn his campaign around which has been losing ground in recent weeks. see the first debate right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6:00 this wednesday night. >> i love how they lower expectations. your expectations for hot temperatures those are coming true. >>> they are here but kind of in a brief engagement, especially some areas, doesn't that look gorgeous. we'll talk about how hot it is going to be at the beaches. and how long this poor air quality is going to last. >> plus, kids exposed to too much tv without knowing it. damage it might be doing to the entire family. >>> why the congressional staffer accused of attacking lindsay lohan is no longer facing charges. >>> take a look at the gun sitting near rodeo beach i
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